View Full Version : Easy and quick cauliflower patties?
12-16-2007, 11:56 AM
Well, after I saw the thread title cauliflower samosas, that day I was in the grocery store and picked up a head. Then after getting home I saw that I didn't have all the rest of the ingredients (and things like coconuts are very hard to get here). So got to thinking about a vegetable patty and searched my recipes. I don't actually have anything that has vegetables in it other than sundried tomatoes! <g>
Has anyone a cauliflower loaf or patty recipe, hopefully one that is quick and easy so that by the time I get home tonight I can whip it up to dehydrate without having to wait hours for other things to soak/dehydrate? Just so that I can make use of the cauliflower <g>.
I've found that as long as I have some sort of patties at lunch that I'm truly not hungry so would like to find a recipe that I can use with any vegetable on hand, hopefully without tons of nuts to soak.
Though now I come to think of it, soaking a ton of nuts and seeds and drying so that they're on hand whenever I need them where all I have to do is grind up, that that would be a great other type of recipe. So a recipe calling for a nut or seed flour would be perfectly fine. What a great idea.
Anyway, any recipe ideas for either appreciated! :)
12-16-2007, 02:07 PM
I use any leftover veggies at the end of the week to make sunburgers!
I just add some random mix of the following:
2 cups soaked sunflower seeds (cheap and easy!)
spices: usually cumin, chili, and sage, some nama shoyu or braggs, pinch of salt, you get the idea :)
It always ends up with more veggies than seeds, though, and I dehydrate some of the mixture into patties, and use some of it undehydrated, as a pate. You could season it mexican-style, italian sausage style, curry, whatever spices you want!
12-19-2007, 09:12 PM
Another disaster for me, I have to admit. I have freezer full of patties that I can't eat. I was so heartened by my first success with dehydrating in all the years that I've had my Excalibur that I made a full-sized batch of these. I forgot, you see. One whiff and a slight taste at the office, with the usu. near gag, and didn't eat them. I've never been able to. The one time I did force myself to eat some some dehydrated patties I got quite sick. I just can't eat fermented patties (because I'm very sensitive to that). The only thing that I have ever been able to eat were crackers that were dehydrated till bone dry so that the bacteria, etc., couldn't continue to ferment! Even the Excalibur trick of dehydrating the first hour or so at higher temps never has accomplished much!
So the fluke was, as I've suspected all along, in the sundried tomatoes in the sesame chicken -- their astringency makes the patties work. I always knew that something super fermentation resistant would be the only thing that would work. I always add lemon juice to dehydrated items and that helps but it doesn't stop it. I suspect that sundried tomatoes, being rather astringent, is why they worked. Must be super anti-oxidant properties, too, or some sort of fermentation suppression. The only one other thing I can make and eat is Juliano's meat loaf. There I suspect it's all the nama shoyu that's the reason I can't detect any fermentation. (But I can only eat very small amounts of nama shoyu, soy sauces, etc., as too much and I start having problems incl. muscles pains!).
So back to the drawing board. If need be, I will put a cup of soaked sundried tomatoes in any patty I make _including_ the soak water!! <g>
I have a tray of the sesame chicken going. I didn't have walnuts but I used a small handful of pecans along with 1 cup of sunflower seeds and 1 cup soaked sundried tomatoes and their soak water plus a host of spices. Very simple. But I suspect that it will work again as it did last week <crossing fingers!!!!>
Thanks for this. I'll try making veggie patties again this time adding sundried tomatoes, once I finish the sesame chicken burgers. Cheers. :)
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